September 4, 2018

For the second time this year, three of the area’s most prominent organizations in marketing, workforce development, and economic development are partnering to hold a Twin County Recruitment Expo at Columbia-Greene Community College. The event, scheduled for 9:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. on October 8th, aims to transform how the Twin Counties’ recruit prospective employees and how job seekers find work. This is the year’s second Recruitment Expo, which are being organized in a partnership between Columbia-Greene Media, Columbia Economic Development Corporation, and Columbia-Greene Workforce NY.

The first event received positive reviews from the over 60 participating employers and more than 220 job seekers. Once again for the October Expo, businesses and organizations from various sectors of the economy will be invited to participate, receive extensive promotion and marketing from Columbia-Greene Media, and reach job-seekers that can fill their workforce needs. Additional details about the attendees will be provided as the event nears.

Marketing partners for the event include the Columbia County Chamber of Commerce, Columbia County Industrial Development Agency, Greene County Chamber of Commerce, Greene County Economic Development, Greene County Industrial Development Agency, Hudson Development Corporation, Hudson Industrial Development Agency, NYS Department of Labor and Questar III BOCES.

“We were satisfied with the results of our April event and are excited to build on our successes in October,” said F. Michael Tucker, President and CEO of Columbia Economic Development Corporation. “We are excited to have a strong group of marketing partners to spread awareness for the event to employers and job seekers throughout the Columbia and Greene Counties.”

“Columbia-Greene Media looks forward to continuing to offer local employers opportunities to reach our large audience through our various platforms,” said Mark Vinciguerra, Publisher of Columbia-Greene Media. “We are especially happy to do so for open positions in the community and provide a valuable service to job seekers.”

“It is always great to bring employers to the college to reach job seekers from throughout the community,” said Maureen Boutin, Associate Director of Columbia Greene Workforce NY at Columbia-Greene Community College. “Matching qualified candidates with the right opportunities is at the core of our workforce development mission.”

For additional information and to register for the Twin County Recruitment Expo, please go to

Columbia Economic Development Corporation (CEDC), the leading economic development organization in Columbia County, is committed to strengthening the county’s tax base through economic development and job creation while maintaining the quality of life so desired by the people who live and work here.  For more information about CEDC programs and services, visit or call 518.828.4718. 


Columbia Greene Media Corp is a division of Johnson Newspaper Corp, founded in 1970. CGM is a full-service advertising agency and publisher of digital and print newspapers: the Register-Star, the nation’s second oldest newspaper with lineage to 1785; The  Daily Mail, Greene county’s first newspaper established 8 years before the County was formed; Ravena News Herald since 1897; Windham Journal since 1857; and Chatham Courier since 1862.

The Workforce New York Career Center has been offering employment and training services at Columbia Greene Community College since 1982.  The comprehensive center offers workforce services to both business and job seekers.

Columbia-Greene Community College, a campus of the State University of New York, is a comprehensive two-year college offering a variety of transfer and career programs leading to the degrees of Associate in Arts, Associate in Science, Associate in Applied Science, and Associate in Occupational Studies as well as one-year certificate programs and specialized courses geared toward community interest. C-GCC was recently ranked in the top four percent of community colleges in the U.S. by, using data collected from the National Center for Education Statistics, Council for Community and Economic Research, and College Measures.